Chocolate Chess Tartlets

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Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Bake: 25 Minutes


1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/2 cup butter, melted
Dash of salt
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
5 (2.1-oz.) packages frozen mini phyllo pastry shells, thawed
Garnish: thawed frozen whipped topping


1. Stir together first 7 ingredients until blended. Add eggs, stirring well. Spoon about 1 heaping tsp. chocolate mixture into each pastry shell, and place on 2 large ungreased baking sheets.

2. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or just until set. Remove to wire racks, and let cool completely. Garnish, if desired.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Athens Mini Fillo Shells. Store tartlets in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Mary Carman, Birmingham, Alabama,

Southern Living

April 2006
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